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  20 May 2022, 18:27
Update : 20 May 2022, 19:16

Spirited Bashundhara Kings takes on Mohun Bagan tomorrow

DHAKA, May 20, 2022 (BSS)- Spirited Bashundhara Kings take on local heavy 
weight ATK Mohun Bagan in their second group D match of the AFC Cup scheduled 
to be held tomorrow (Saturday) at Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.

The match kicks off at 5 pm (BST). 

The Bangladesh premier league champions Kings tasted their tournament opening 
campaign beating Maldives' Maziya Sports and Recreation Club by a hard-fought 
solitary goal victory. A 33rd-minute strike from Gambian forward Nuha Marong 
settled the contest against a Maziya side.

Bashundhara Kings should consider themselves as lucky to secure all three 
points from their first match as they only registered 42 per cent possession 
and 344 passes when compared to their opponents (58 per cent possession and 
registered 471 passes).

Bashundhara Kings will take to the field against Mohun Bagan with an upper 
hand because back with three points from the first match and another victory 
will steer them another step closer to the inter-zone playoff semi-finals as 
only one team from Group D will make it to the next round.

On the other hand, Indian super league side ATK Mohun Bagan started their 
campaign in the worst possible way when they suffered a 2-4 defeat to fellow 
Indian side, Gokulam Kerala FC in what was a poor game compared to their 
standard.

Led by head coach Juan Ferrando, It will be crucial match for ATK Mohun Began 
if they are to maintain their hopes of qualifying for the inter-zone playoff 
semi-finals.

Bashundhara Kings which placed in group D of the AFC Cup with Maziya S&RC of 
the Maldives, ATK Mohun Bagan and Gokulam Kerela FC of India will play their 
third and last group D match against Gokulam Kerela FC scheduled to be held 
on May 24.

Bashundhara Kings:

Goalkeepers: Anisur Rahman Zico, Sultan Sakhil and Hamidur Rahman Remon

Defenders: Khaled Shafiei, Topu Barman, Kasto Kumar Bosh, Yeasin Arafat, 
Rimon Hossain, Monsur Amin, Tariq Kazi and Bishwanath Ghosh

Midfielders: Masuk Miah Zoni, Atiqur Rahman Fahad, Miguel Ferreira, Sohel 
Rana, Biplu Ahmed, Matthew Chinedu

Forwards: Robinho, Mahbubur Rahman, Mahdi Khan, Mohammad Ibrahim, Nuha 
Marong, Sumon Reza, Eleta Kingsley, Tawhidul Alom Sabuz and Motin Mia.

 

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